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NAM e. REPRESENTING COUNTY OF RESIDENCE.

33 || O’Driscoll, Barney...... San Juan.................... --------- Silverton 34 || Patton, George A........ Clear Creek......................................... . ... Idaho Springs 35 | Pence, Lafe ............... Dolores, Ouray, San Miguel .................. . ...... .........Ouray 36 Pike, Daniel H........... Boulder. ... Jamestown 37 | Porter, John H.. La Plata .................. ........... Durango 38 Pratt, Gideon C.......... Douglas......... ...................................... . ..... Castle Rock 39 Prince, Hiram............ Boulder ............................................... . ............ Boulder 4O Quillian, Robert A...... Huerfano ............................................. . ....... Walsenburg 41 Rathvon, Samuel H.... Saguache.............................................. . ...........Saguache 42 Rollins, Nathaniel ...... Lake. ....... Leadville 43 Shaw, Robert F. . Clear Creek ..................... ................... . ...... Georgetown 44 Sopris, Elbridge B...... Las Animas.................... ...................... . ........... Trinidad 45 Stirman, E. I.............. Hinsdale............................................... . ......... Lake City 46 Stuart, Thomas B....... Arapahoe.............................................. . ............. Denver 47 Suess, Henry.............. Arapahoe... ... .................. ................... ...Dever 48 Taylor, Lindley J....... Pueblo.................................................. . ......... Bessemer 49 Wildeboor, Klaas........ Pueblo.................................................. . ..... South Pueblo

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TO AM END DIVISION ONE OF CHAPTER ONE OF THE GENERAL STAT-
UTES OF THE STATE OF COLORADO, ENTITLED “ADOPTION OF
CHILDREN.”

Be it enađed by the General Assembly of the State of
Colorado:

SECTION I. That division one of chapter one of the General Statutes of the State of Colorado, entitled “Adoption of Children;” and sections one, two, three and four of the same be amended so as to read as follows:

DIVISION I. ADOPTION OF CHILDREN.

SEC. I. An inhabitant of this state not married, or a husband and wife, jointly, may petition the distrićt or county court of the county of their residence, for leave to adopt a minor child, not theirs by birth, and for a change of the name of such child, but a written consent must be given to such adoption by the child, if of the age of fourteen years or over, and by each of his or her living parents, who is not hopelessly insane, intemperate, or has not abandoned such child; or if there are no such parents, or if the parents are unknown, or have abandoned such child; or if they are hopelessly insane or intemperate, then by the legal guardian; or if there is no such guardian, then by a discreet and suitable person appointed by the court to aćt in the proceedings as the next friend of such child; but where such child is an inmate of an orphan asylum, organized under the laws of this state, and has been previously abandoned by its parents or guardians; or voluntarily surrendered by its parents or guardians to the trustees or directors of such asylum, then the written consent of the president of the board of trustees or direétors of such asylum shall be received by the court to which such petition

Any inhabitant or a husband or wife may petition to district or county court.

When inmate of an orphan asytlin.

Court to be satisfied of the ability of petitioner.

Court shall make an order.

Parents shall be divested of all rights.

Property of adopting parent to descend.

shall be presented, in place of the consent of the parents or guardians.

SEC. 2. When the petition is filed by husband and wife the court shall examine the wife, and shall refuse leave for such adoption unless satisfied from such examination that the wife, of her own free will and accord, desires the same.

SEC. 3. When the foregoing provisions are complied with, if the court is satisfied of the ability of the petitioner to bring up and educate the child properly, having reference to the degree and condition of the child's parents, and the fitness and propriety of such adoption, it shall make an order, setting forth the facts, and declaring that from that date such child, to all legal intents and purposes, is the child of the petitioner, and that its name is thereby changed.

SEC. 4. The natural parents shall, by such order, be divested of all legal rights and obligations in respect to the child, and the child be free from all legal obligations of obedience and maintenance in respect to them; such child shall be to all intents and purposes the child and legal heir of the person so adopting him or her, entitled to all the rights and privileges, and subjećt to all the obligations of a child of such person begotten in lawful wedlock; but upon the decease of such person and the subsequent decease of such adopted child without issue, the property of such adopting parent shall descend to his or her next of kin, and not to the next of kin of such adopted child.

SECTION 2. Section five of said division one of said chapter one, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed.

Approved March 31, 1885.

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